Former Bafana Bafana Midfielder Ayanda Patosi Spotted Training With PSL Side Cape Town City After Iran Return
- It appears that former Bafana Bafana midfielder Ayanda Patosi is returning home to the club that saw him make his name and head abroad
- Patosi was spotted training with Cape Town City, which he left back in 2019 to turn out for Iranian side Foolad
- The Cityzens will have a demanding 2022/23 season, campaigning in the DStv Premiership as well as the CAF Champions League
Former Bafana Bafana midfielder Ayanda Patosi appears to be on the way back to the DStv Premiership.
He was seen being a part of the first group of players that trained at Cape Town City during pre-season preparations, with coach Eric Tinkler watching on. Patosi's contract with Iranian side Foolad expires at the end of the month.
According to FARPost, the rigorous demands of the CAF Champions League, which the Cityzens will take part in next season, could prove a motivating factor in the club widening the squad with Patosi, a former player of the team. He has been previously linked with Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, as per Soccer Laduma.
SuperSport reported in 2019 that the ambidextrous 29-year-old joined Iranian side Esteghlal which participates in the Persian Gulf Pro League on loan. After returning to Cape Town in June of that year, he then went to United Arab Emirates Pro League team FC Banyas.
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It was from this team that Patosi completed his carousel in the Middle East by joining Foolad, also of the Persian Gulf Pro League. He has represented Bafana Bafana on 12 occasions, scoring three times.
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As reported by Sports Brief, Patosi played for Foolad in Iran but his contract expired in June. Patosi confirmed that his contract was expiring in June and that they hadn't discussed anything as yet.
He also praised Foolad for treating him so well during his time in Iran.